Rage Best-Looking Console Game This Gen – Carmack
Rage is headed to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 id veteran and programming genius Carmack said the toughest technical accomplishment was getting the game to run at 60fps on all formats.
"The biggest challenge we had on here was making Rage a 60hz game. At times I was almost the only voice in the company saying 'We really need to do this'," Carmack told NowGamer. "It always seems easy just to think 'if we go 30hz, it’s the easy way out, we can throw more crap around on the screen, we won’t have to optimise as hard'."
Carmack stuck to his guns and the result was worth it, according to the developer. "It is my belief that for an intense action game that you get more from going from 30 to 60Hz than from adding double as much work into the graphics picture that’s drawn there.
"I think that an argument can be made that we’re the best-looking game on this generation of consoles," Carmack added. "The fact that we do it two times the frame rate of most of the competitors points out how hard that work was to get to that point."
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